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Crowdsourcing and Smart Cities: A Winning Combination
The evolving trend of Smart Cities is one that governments should be wholeheartedly embracing, but as with many government initiatives, seems to be having a hard time getting off the ground. Embedding crowdsourcing and innovation management into the Smart Cities initiative could be what...
Innovating HR: How Hackathons Foster Organizational Change
As an enterprise scales and its culture solidifies, it becomes increasingly challenging for innovation and creativity to flourish. That’s why we see a growing number of coworking spaces and accelerator programs, as part of a collective effort to figure out what we’ve all been...
How Israel’s Oldest Bank Is Engaging Employees to Become a Leader in Banking Innovation
In 2013, Bank Leumi embarked on a journey to make innovation one of its prime strategic goals. In order to achieve this goal, the Bank undertook an initiative to change their corporate culture, so every employee would see innovation as part of their daily work; an aim they should constantly aspire to. As part of the new corporate strategy, Leumi realized that it would need an innovation management software engine to support the initiative. Following a successful pilot that resulted in the implementation of several innovative ideas, the Bank chose Qmarkets’ enterprise-grade Q-max software as the tool which they...
Choosing the Digital Transformation Strategy that is Best for Your Company
In one of the Sherlock Holmes stories, Dr. Watson remarks about a client and how attractive she is. “Is she?” says the detective. “I didn’t notice.” In response to his partner’s quip that he really is a human automaton – lacking of emotion – Holmes replies that he is taking emotion out the equation, since it might compromise his detective work. Similarly, when it comes to selecting a strategy for digital transformation, one must leave emotion behind and base the decision on what is best for the company. According to Michael Wade, Professor of Innovation and Strategic Information Management,...
Innovation SOP: Using Hackathons to Advance Digital Transformation
Qmarkets’ Innovation Standard Operating Procedures (SOP): In this series, we will present different guidelines on how to bring innovation theory to practice. Most companies already know that hackathons are a useful tool for gathering ideas, but companies need to know how to do this...
Innovation SOP: Overcoming the Hurdles of Digital Transformation
Welcome back to Qmarkets’ Innovation Standard Operating Procedures (SOP): In this series, we will present different guidelines on how to bring innovation theory to practice. Digital Transformation is something that everyone needs to do, but is not always carried out properly, for a number...
Innovation SOP: Tips for Today’s Leaders on How to Launch an Innovation Program
Qmarkets’ Innovation Standard Operating Procedures (SOP): In this series, we will present different guidelines on how to bring innovation theory to practice. Many times, trying to launch an innovation program at your company can encounter endless pitfalls and stumbling blocks, as illustrated in this...
How to Build the Ultimate Crowdsourcing Platform: Qmarkets’ New VP of Product Discusses Creativity and Innovation Management
Sivan Leshem joined Qmarkets in 2011 as a project manager, before going on to manage the product delivery department during a period which would see Qmarkets grow into a leader within the idea management market. Most recently Sivan has stepped into the role of...
How the Israel Securities Authority is Engaging Employees to Boost Innovation
Yael Weiss Efron is an Innovation Manager at the Israel Securities Authority (ISA). Earlier in 2017, the ISA approached Qmarkets regarding the implementation of Qmarkets’ platform in order to run an idea and innovation management program. Following the successful launch of the program and its advancement to the next stages, we sat down with Yael in order to discuss the ISA and its unique needs from their innovation management platform, the success of the ISA’s program, and the cooperation with Qmarkets in launching their platform. Qmarkets: What is the Israel Securities Authority? Yael Weiss Efron: The Israel Securities Authority (ISA) is a...
The EA Error (Why Failing to Learn from the Top Innovative Companies Can Spell Disaster)
A Problem, there Is… In late 2017, video game company EA was in the final stages of releasing a long-anticipated game, Star Wars Battlefront II. One player was surprised to discover that it would take0102111…///..//…./ 00000a total of 40 hours of gameplay to unlock just one of the main characters (such as arch-villain Darth Vader or ultima0te hero Luke Skywalker) which have been used prominently in the promotion of the game. Users would need to spend more time playing in order to collect in-game credits which they could then use to unlock characters or upgrade other aspects of their game play...
When Disruption Becomes Destructive: How Can Financial Services Companies Close the Innovation Gap?
The financial services ecosystem is going through its most profound transformation since the invention of ATMs some fifty years ago. Small, fast-moving start-ups are revolutionizing the global landscape with creative market-responsive solutions that are becoming increasingly accepted and utilized. Given the highly fluid nature...
Disruptive Innovations Highlight a Specific Dilemma for Legacy Financial Institutions
The innovator’s dilemma, across industries, is that in order to become great, a company has to do many things right. It must listen to its customers, direct its investments to the highest-return opportunities, improve the quality of its products, manage its relationships with suppliers,...

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